Wednesday, October 29, 2014


In the movie, GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME, we follow the story of music legend Glen Campbell and his final fare well concert series in 2012. Glen Campbell has been widely known for both country and contemporary music entertainment and has won  multiple Grammy Awards, Academy of Country Music awards, a Pioneer Award recognition, American Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards and Gospel Music Association Dove Awards.
 When he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011, he wanted people to know why he was slowly fading from the music scene. He went on a“Goodbye Tour,”with his family and put on quite a show. We see the behind the scenes look of how the love and support of his family helps him continue forward. It shows Glen and his wife, Kim, and their story of love, resilience and the power of song.
  The movie is coming out this month . You will  not be disappointed!

Here is a link to more info about Glen Campbell's...I'll Be Me:

There are also many videos of Glen Campbell, which I recommend to all who enjoy fine music!
Love and Blessings,
Lori LC

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Day at Hampton Beach

 I recently spent a day at Hampton Beach with a friend and her family. It was my first time there, which may be surprising since I live in NH and love being at the ocean. We left her house around 8:30 am. After nearly three hours of driving, we finally got our first glimpse of Hampton beach. I smiled and shouted hooray! We’re almost there!
Parking was not too difficult, it cost ten dollars for the day.
We unloaded and found a place on the sand, not far from the beach, near lifeguard chair 11.
Before the blanket and items were set out the kids were ready to run to the water. We applied sunscreen on the kids; I considered putting on sunscreen but decided to take my chances in hopes of getting some color since it was probably the last chance of sitting in the warm sun before fall set in.
Then they all ran down to the water. I wanted to run, too, but tried to act cool and moseyed down with the smaller children, who were hooting and hollering in excitement!  Seagulls and voices of happy beach goers added to the cacophony.
The waves and salty air welcomed me.When my feet reached the water i was prepared for chilly water but it was not too frigid. It was warmer than anticipated, so i strode out to nearly my knees.
The wind caused waves to blow salty water over me.There was an impending storm for the next day and the yellow flag by the lifeguard chair indicated rip tides.As I stood by the shore feeling the surf scoop sand away from my feet,  it reminded me of how life can be unpredictable and you could lose your footing if not cautious. 
 I watched the kids play as the waves pushed them farther away from where i stood. i kept waving for them to get closer to where i was but they were often too busy to even look up at me.
Yelling their name was almost useless because the wind and waves were too loud.
There were sailboats in the distance and I wondered how they were faring in the tumultuous wind.
Since my friends were watching the kids, I decided to go back to the blanket to relax.
I sat on my low beach chair and dug my feet in the sand, smiled and felt happy and at peace. :)

I later realized how much the wind and sun reddened my skin and should have put on sunscreen after all..
We all had a great time and are looking forward to our next day at the beach! :)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Our visit to Clark's Trading Post in Lincoln,NH (Link to my post on other blog)

I recently took a day trip with my Mom and son to Clark's Trading Post in Lincoln,NH.

 Here is the link to my other blog with photos of our trip:
 Photo blog link

Thanks for checking it out!
~Lori LC

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My Ancestry, as I know it

 I have always been interested in family history and genealogy. I think it began when my Mom would take us to old cemeteries in RI and Mass. and we would talk about what their lives may have been like.  My mother's parents were from very different backgrounds. Her father, Henri Larue's, family was from Canada. He had a large family, about 12 in all. His wife, Dorothy, my grandmother,had the maiden name Winsor, a descendant of the Windsors in England. When they emigrated to America in 1664/7, they dropped the 'd to distance themselves from the family ties in England. My ancestors helped Roger Williams start Rhode Island as a state, and one of them married a daughter of Roger Williams,Mercy (Williams)Waterman. There were several Reverends in the Winsor line who served in churches in RI.
 My father's family is also a mix of backgrounds. His mother's family emigrated from Galicia, Austria,Ukraine. Her father's surname was Glowacki. Her mother's maiden name was (Tekla) Szewczuk. They both were from the same area in Galicia, but he emigrated through Canada, and stayed with family, and she came through Ellis Island. They reconnected in RI, where they married and raised a family, My grandmother,Mary(/Marie), Sophie, Josie, Annie, and an uncle
 My father's father was Glodome Bernache. His last name should have been Berneche, but a mistake on his birth certificate was never corrected, so it became permanent. He was a cobbler in Woonsocket,RI, also served as a Master Sergeant in the ARMY,but I don't know more than that. 
 I will post more on this,including pics from the family album, this summer as time allows.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Importance of reading labels,esp meds

A short story on the importance of reading the entire label,on everything.
While dealing with my cold symptoms, I used the kids' cold/allergy meds because I like the flavor better. When it was the middle of the night and I was still awake from a hacking cough,I resorted to taking Robitussin cough relief. After about an hour I was still coughing,and felt worse. I went to lie down on the couch and tried resting,but my insides felt swollen and had a burning sensation. It was difficult to get a good breath and felt as though something was blocking my trachea. After debating in my mind what could be causing the symptoms, it occurred to me to look more closely at the ingredients of the cough syrup.I mustered up the energy and read the front label.It had some alcohol,not a problem,then I looked at the Inactive ingredients and found the culprit. Menthol! I am allergic to menthol,and here I just consumed it.No wonder I felt awful,it was a reaction.I took some liquid motrin because a pill wouldn't have made it down.Then went to bed and waited.I slowly felt my breath return and my heart rate went back to normal. My insides still ache,but at least I can breath and swallow again.I had no idea I was so allergic to menthol,and will be sure to check all meds in the future.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cooking with my son

 My son is eight years old and wants to learn how to cook. He often stands right by my side, and tries to be in front a few times, and watches closely how the food is prepared.
We make eggs, pasta, mini pizzas, beef stew, and other dishes.
Here is the link to when we made English muffin pizzas.

I have a feeling he may take over cooking for the family when he's able to use the stove himself, and I am okay with that ;)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

    This year I am looking forward to spending time with my family, maybe hike a few mountains together or go to the beach. Seeing my Mom and sister are also high on my list of what I hope to do. They live in Georgia and Oklahoma respectively and I hardly get to see them. Continued good health and prosperity would also make it a really good year.
After reading other people's resolutions for the new year, I considered what mine would be,if i were to make one. The most popular are:

·  Lose Weight ·  Get Fit ·  Volunteer to Help Others ·  Get organized ·  Get a Better Education ·  Get a Better Job ·  Save Money ·  Eat Healthy Food ·  Manage Stress ·  Manage Debt ·  Take a Trip ·  Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle ·  Drink Less Alcohol

Weight isn't an issue for me, though I do want to get more physically fit. The couch to half marathon ( link here ) seems like something I could do,maybe. At 47,I am not as active or motivated as my younger days. But, that  isn't my resolution.
 I already volunteer my time and intend to continue this year.
 I would say I'll be more organized,at home and in other areas, but judging from past years, it takes more than a year to put a lifetime in order. A book series I have been reading,  The Diary of a Decluttering Junkie, is about someone like me who is trying her best to get her home and life in order. It has helpful advice that can be used in many areas of life, if I choose to. ( Amazon link )
 Education is my job and I often take courses to keep my mind sharp,as well as the required classes needed for my job, which I intend on staying at for several more years.
Saving money is a challenge,but not a resolution, the same for eating healthy food. Just gotta put my mind to it and make it happen.
 Stress is a part of life and I tend to relax by reading,walking,playing games or looking at cute animal videos on the net. such as this one: funny animals
we already recycle and reuse many items,so that's not an issue.and I hardly drink,and don't smoke.
So, the resolution I decided on is ..
to be more friendly to others, especially those in my neighborhood. Much of our neighborhood is for rentals,and it has been sad for me when I make a friend and become close, only for them to move on in a year or two. When a new person or family move in now, I take my time to greet them,which I realize isn't nice but it seems almost easier to be selfish than open myself up to losing another friend. A family recently moved in next door and I haven't even seen them in the yard. I should have gone over and introduced myself right away,but held back to give them space to settle in. I'll try to make a point of going over this coming week and will post how it went..
Have you made a resolution, or decided to do something different this year?
You are welcome to comment here,so I don't feel I'm the only one trying to make changes =)

Hope you have a great, blessed year!
Love, joy and peace,
Lori LC